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Burnie Arts & Function Centre, TAS – April 28, 2012

on April 29, 2012. Posted in Gigs, War Stories Regional Tour 2012

Well what a pleasure it was to be back in Tassie, undoubtedly one of the greatest places on Earth. The drive from Launceston to Burnie along the Bass Highway was so divine, despite my sat nav taking us the long way, via the hills. It was a picturesque landscape though, complete with snow capped mountains. Yes it was cold (about 12 degrees) but the hospitality was certainly very warm.

We were invited to dinner on our arrival at one of the theatre staff’s houses and wow, did they put on a spread! One of the guests, Ueli, was the head cheese maker at the King Island cheese factory  – oh yeah! There was more cheese than a Japanese Kodak convention – say cheese!!! After a few bottles of local red, out came the guitars and we sang along to the wee hours of the morning.

The show the next day was a great success with an audience that were very appreciative, sharing their own stories of loved ones who had served in the Armed forces at a lovely post show cocktail party.

My sincere thanks to all the staff and crew at Burnie Arts Centre for their great efforts in ensuring the show was such a memorable one.

Back to Sydney today and looking forward to 4 performances at the wonderful Glen Street Theatre in Belrose.